"When Mullenix confronted his superior officer after the shooting, his first words were, 'How’s that for proactive?'"
"The glib comment does not impact our legal analysis," she wrote as she explained the legal standard governing use of force. "But the comment seems to me revealing of the culture this Court’s decision supports when it calls it reasonable — or even reasonably reasonable — to use deadly force for no discernible gain and over a supervisor’s express order to 'stand by.'"
"By sanctioning a 'shoot first, think later' approach to policing, the court renders the protections of the Fourth Amendment hollow." Justice Sonia Sotomayor